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Powerflite
Posted 2021-01-10 8:13 PM (#607591 - in reply to #595878)
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Who did you order the springs from?
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56D500boy
Posted 2021-01-10 8:23 PM (#607593 - in reply to #607591)
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I'm not Scott but I just re-read Page 2 of this thread and found I ordered new springs from coil spring specialties"

Probably these guys: http://www.coilsprings.com/classic.aspx

NOW I want to learn more about the exact specs that Scott gave them to work with. Sounds like the change was very successful.

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bbdakota
Posted 2021-01-10 8:41 PM (#607595 - in reply to #607593)
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56D500boy - 2021-01-10 7:23 PM

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I'm not Scott but I just re-read Page 2 of this thread and found I ordered new springs from coil spring specialties"

Probably these guys: http://www.coilsprings.com/classic.aspx

NOW I want to learn more about the exact specs that Scott gave them to work with. Sounds like the change was very successful.

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Yes! You are correct! Coil spring specialties. In my manual, there is direction on measuring ride height. Basically measure the inside pivot point of the lower control arm and compare to the outside pivot point. The manual says my inside pivot point should have been between 0" to 1" lower. So using 1/2" as a base point, it appeared my car was sitting 1-1/4" low and I liked the height so that's what I ordered. Coil spring specialties has the stock spring specs but also gathered information such as "does it have ac" to compensate for the extra weight. I informed them I was using vintage air and a aluminum radiator. Ordering heavy duty springs helped with handling especially since I got them a little lower than stock.
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samstrader
Posted 2021-01-23 1:34 AM (#608060 - in reply to #595878)
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sorry about your spring breaking. I'm glad to know where to get them if my springs break. BTW. I used your advice about using RTV on the rear main seal when I replaced it and the new seal is not leaking now. So thanks for all of your advice.

Your care is really looking great...
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sermey
Posted 2021-01-23 7:11 AM (#608069 - in reply to #595878)
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Be happy Scott, that Dave (56D500boy) has the similar car, has acquired a huge know-how in th last years on his 56 Dodge, and what is most important: no secrets - he shares all, a valuable source.

Thanks Dave.  - SERGE -



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56D500boy
Posted 2021-01-23 12:50 PM (#608077 - in reply to #608069)
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sermey - 2021-01-23 4:11 AM Be happy Scott, that Dave (56D500boy) has the similar car, has acquired a huge know-how in the last years on his 56 Dodge, and what is most important: no secrets - he shares all, a valuable source. Thanks Dave.  - SERGE


Thanks for noticing Serge. I try (to help - by sharing). Sometimes, (or often), I am asking for help trying to figure things out. There will be one of those posts, later today.

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bbdakota
Posted 2021-01-23 9:05 PM (#608099 - in reply to #608060)
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samstrader - 2021-01-23 12:34 AM

sorry about your spring breaking. I'm glad to know where to get them if my springs break. BTW. I used your advice about using RTV on the rear main seal when I replaced it and the new seal is not leaking now. So thanks for all of your advice.

Your care is really looking great...


Great samstrader! And thank you!
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bbdakota
Posted 2021-01-23 9:11 PM (#608100 - in reply to #608069)
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sermey - 2021-01-23 6:11 AM

Be happy Scott, that Dave (56D500boy) has the similar car, has acquired a huge know-how in th last years on his 56 Dodge, and what is most important: no secrets - he shares all, a valuable source.

Thanks Dave.  - SERGE -



Yes! Much appreciated 56D500boy.

BTW SERGE, I've been watching the 3D emblem work you are doing. Looking good! Using Autocad and other 3D modeling software is my every day job so I have a good idea of the time you have invested. Thanks!
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bbdakota
Posted 2021-01-24 7:44 PM (#608136 - in reply to #595878)
Subject: RE: 56 Dodge Royal 4dr hardtop


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Well once the new springs settled in good, I'm thinking it's a little too low but still not decided. I did order 3/8" thick spring insulators to raise it a bit (should raise it 3/4") but not sure I'll install them. I came out of a parking lot last week and drug the mufflers. I either need to be more cautious or raise it up a little. Anyway, tonight, the wife and I talked our son into driving us around a while so we enjoyed some good oldies music and took in the sights.



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